Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Banned in Lebanon
The platinum-selling album has been impounded in the Mideast country for its controversial religious undertones and "bad taste."
Lady Gaga's Born This Way is facing more controversy.
Lebanon has impounded the singer's platinum-selling third album, according to multiple reports. Country officials are citing its insults to Christianity, which they call in "bad taste," according to the Huffington Post.
The Lebanese government earlier banned her single Judas from playing on the radio. PHOTOS: Lady Gaga and other stars on the Grammys red carpet
Residents in the Mideast country have been able to download the album from Amazon's cloud.
Gaga recently told the U.K. Guardian: "The influence of institutionalized religion on government is vast. So religion then begins to affect social values and that in turn affects self-esteem, bullying in school, teen suicides, all those things." PHOTOS: Gaga arrives to the Grammys in an egg -- and other unforgettable moments
This isn't the first time Lebanon has banned entertainment it found religiously offensive. In 2004, Tom Hanks' big-screen adaptation of The Da Vinci Code was kept from movie theaters there.
Gaga's song, "Born This Way," was censored on Malaysian radio stations earlier this year.
In the U.S., her "Judas" video, in which she plays Mary Magdalene, met criticism from religious groups. Said Catholic League President Bill Donohue: "This is a stunt... Lady Gaga tries to continue to shock Catholics and Christians in general: she dresses as a nun... she swallows the rosary. She has now morphed into a caricature of herself."